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Marko Petteri Akkanen (born in 02.03.1985)

Career Objective

To grow as a performer and entertain people from all over the world, trough any barriers caused by differentiating cultures. Use his skills to create quality entertainment for people all the ages. To make a few art projects as well.

Skills Profile

Juggling, magic and performing skills obtained from studies, various workshops and by work. Specialized in juggling with diabolos & yo-yo's. In magic specialized with stage and close-up magic.


Currently Marko studies Speech Communications (major), Computer Science and Psychology in the University of Tampere. He graduated from the high school from Nastopoli-high school in 2004 and at the same time he graduated from Lahti School of Business studies which he studied at the same time. He has also taken some courses on performing and on the sound technology (like mixers and PA equipment) as well.

Magic & Juggling

Marko got interested in magic in 1996 and since has been active in the field of magic. It all started when his friend showed small trick that Marko just had to learn to do. Juggling came along in -98. These two diciplines have helped him to grow physically and as a performer. Marko's interests in performing and communication lead him towards the Speech Communications and the University.



Became member of Suomen Taikurit Ry (Finnish magicians association)


Student of magician Tuomo Hemmilä


Member of the board in Suomen Taikurit Ry


Founded Circus Rubberduck with Aaro Kontio


Arranged and teached a magic course in Lahti


Circus Rubberduck as a official company


Magic/Juggling teacher in Nuokun Sirkus in Lahti


Obligatory military service in Finland


Started his Speech Communication studies


Various circus productions and performances


Multimagiga production together with Helsinki city theater in Studio Pasila (multimagiga)


Starged studies in the University of Tampere


Magic course together with Sorin Sirkus in Tampere


Temppuja & Taikoja tour to preschools in Helsinki


Torveloita vai Taikureita? -magicshow in Linnanmäki theme park in Helsinki


Joulun Siivet (Wings of Christmas) production in Espoo


Finnish Diabolo Convention Organizer


Joulun Siivet (Wings of Christmas) production in Tampere-talo, Mikkeli, Äänekoski, Jyväskylä


Chairman of Finnish Diabolo Assocation


Finnish Diabolo Convention Organizer 2009


Finnish Diabolo Nationals, 3rd place (2010)
Finnish Yo-yo Nationals, 1A-Division 2nd place (2010)
Finnish Yo-yo Nationals, X-Division 2nd place (2010)
Finnish Diabolo Nationals, 3rd place (2009)
Young Finnish magicians championships, 3rd place (2002)
Young Finnish magicians championships, 3rd place (2000)


Taiteen Keskustoimikunta funded the production of first Finnish diabolo dvd in the year 2004. It was given to Aaro Kontio and his workgroup (eg Marko Akkanen).

Kadotettu Taika workgroup (Anssi Kankkunen, Tapio Kankaanpää, Marko Akkanen) funding for a magic production rehearsals from Satakunnan Taidetoimikunta.

Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Satakunta, Kadotettu Taika -worgroup funding for a circus performance production in the year 2005

Lahden Kulttuuritoimi, funding for Marko Akkanen and the workgroup for a Circus Rubberducks production called "Hattu" (the Hat).

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